What a way to save a few bucks. Ryanair, who recently said it will charge 1 Pound every time a passengers uses the washrooms, announced it intends to offer standing room only on several rows at the back of its airplanes. Passengers would be strapped to special "seats":
Tickets to some places will be as low as 10 Pounds. Two washrooms would also be removed, presumably as passengers will no longer used them since they will be charged on a pay-per-use basis as well.
The new layouts will allow an extra 40 or 50 passengers per plane. Safety tests will be performed next year.
However, EASA (European Aviation safety agency) says its safety rules would need to be rewritten to allow such a scheme.